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In Memoriam

While the memorial verses are designated for mother, father, etc., many are suitable for other than the persons indicated. Others may be suited to your particular need by a slight change of wording. Verses are numbered for your convenience when ordering.

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Index

Index Mother and sister............................. 03-08 Wife and daughter............................ 09-10 Father and brother........................... 11-18 Husband and son............................. 19-21 Children........................................... 22-24 Friend or kin................................... 25-38 Parents............................................. 39-40

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Mother or Sister

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Mother or Sister

Mother or Sister


Mother or Sister

10. 79 words We seem to see in the soft dim light A face we love the best; Recalling her as the sun’s last rays Go down in the far off west. We miss her more as time goes on, We can never close our hearts; And the lamp of our love still burns. Her heart the truest in all the world, Her love the best to recall; None on earth could take her place, She is still the dearest of all.

02. 25 words In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true, There is not a day, dear mother, That we do not think of you. 03. 29 words The depths of sorrow we cannot tell Of the loss of one we loved so well. And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep Her memory we shall always keep.

11. 50 words A wonderful mother, woman and aid; One who was better, God never made, A wonderful worker, loyal and fair, Tenderly helpful, O mother you were. Just in your judgment, always right, Honest and liberal, ever upright; Loved by all, our pride they share, Pride in the wonderful one you were.

04. 25 words Past her suffering, past her pain, Cease to weep for tears are vain, She who suffered is at rest, Gone to Heaven with the blest.

12. 23 words Oft and oft our thoughts do wander To the grave not far away, Where we laid our dear mother Just - years ago today.

05. 25 words Peaceful be thy rest dear mother, It is sweet to breath they name; In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same.

13. 22 words O happy hours we once enjoyed, How sweet their memory still, But death has left a loneliness The world can never fill.

06. 12 words Memory, however sad, is the link With the world and a better. 07. 5 words Her memory a daily thought.

14. 24 words God knows how much I miss her Never shall her memory fade, Loving thoughts shall ever wander To the spot where she is laid.

08. 13 words None knew her but to love her; None named her but in praise. 09. 47 words A face that is haunting us ever, A voice we are longing to hear, A smile we’ll remember forever, While we try to forget every tear. A sad, but sweet remembrance, A memory fond and true And a token of affection dear, And heartache, mother, for you.

15. 23 words We mourned for her in silence, No eyes can see us weep, But many a silent tear is shed While others are asleep. 16. 27 words When days are dark, friends few, Grandma dear, we think of you. Friends are friends if they are true, We lost our best when we lost you.

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Mother or Sister

01. 22 words Sweet memories will linger forever; Time cannot change them, it’s true; Years that may come cannot sever My loving remembrance of you.


Mother or Sister

24. 7 words To know her, was to love her. 25. 33 words Mom, you were always there when we needed you. Your inspiration to us will never be forgotten. We hope someday to be with you and Dad in Heaven. We will forever remember you, Mom.

18. 13 words Time takes away the edge of grief, But memory turns back every leaf.

26. 29 words Without farewell, she fell asleep, with only memories for me to keep. The tears in my eyes I can wipe away, the ache in my heart will always stay.

19. 49 words Take up they cross and follow Him, Nor think to lay it down For only he who bears the cross May hope to wear the crown. In that eternal city Where no tear dims the eye; In the home of many mansions We will meet her bye and bye.

27. 22 words A silent thought, a secret tear, Keeps her memory ever dear, Time erases the edge of grief, Memory turns back every leaf.

20. 26 words Upright and just in all her ways, Loyal and true through all her days, Silently suffered, patiently bore, God took her home to suffer no more.

28. 50 words More and more each day we miss her. Friends may think the wound is healed, But they little know the sorrow Lies within our hearts concealed. ‘Tis but four years ago now since God called you away. And we loved you most of all miss you more each day.

21. 10 words For her, life more abundant, For us, a guiding star. 22. 77 words It is just five years ago since our sad sorrow fell. And in our hearts we still mourn the loss of the one we loved so well. Days of sadness still come over us, tears of silence often flow. For the memory keeps her ever near us, though she died five years ago. In the grave and softly sleeping, for the flowers gently weave, lies the one we loved so dearly and the one we could not save.

29. 96 words I slowly fall asleep at night, I picture you in my head A tear rolls off my cheek remembering that you’re dead. Mother, why did you leave me, I now lie here all alone Life is not all that easy for me, I wish that I could phone. I know that you did love me, after all that I had done. For I miss you so much, mother, it’s me, your only son. So if you’re up there watching, do me a favour please? The next time you see the Lord, say a prayer for me.

23. 49 words She is gone, but not forgotten, and as it dawns another year, In our lonely hours of thinking, thoughts of her are always near. Days of sadness, still come over us, many think the wound is healed. But they little know the sorrow that lies in the heart concealed.

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Mother or Sister

17. 26 words Oh, how patient in thy suffering When no hand could give thee ease, God, the helper of the helpless, Saw thy pain and gave thee peace.


Mother or Sister

31. 13 words While you dear mother, rest and sleep, Your loving memory we will keep. 32. 86 words We know that she is happy in our Savior’s home above. Growing fairer as she lingers in the sunshine of His love. Nothing but memories, as we journey on Longing for her face and smiles that are gone. God took her home, it was His will, but in our hearts she liveth still. Silent her voice and vacant her chair, Sweet are the memories that linger there. We miss her and mourn her in silence unseen. And live in the memory of joys that have been. 33. 70 words Two years have passed since that sad day, the one we loved was called away. God took her home, it was His will, but in our hearts she liveth still. The pearly gates were open, a gentle voice said “Come” And with farewells unspoken, she gently entered home. We know that she is happy in our Savior’s home above, Growing fairer as she lingers in the sunshine of His love.

36. 111 words When we reach our peaceful dwelling, on the strong eternal shore And our praise to Him is swelling who the vast creation fills. When our paths of prayer and duty and affliction all are trod And we wake to see the beauty of our Saviour and our God. Oh ‘twill be a glorious morning to a dark and stormy day. When we smile upon our Saviour and our clouds have passed away. You will always walk with us, Mother, Even though you have gone through the gates, We cannot see her, but she is with us still. A mother like ours is more than a memory. She is a living Presence. 37. 86 words God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be. He closed His arms around you, and whispered “come to me”. In tears we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away. Our hearts were almost broken, you fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, so peacefully, free from pain. We would not wish you back to suffer that again. So treasure her Lord in Your garden of rest, for here on earth she was truly one of the best. 38. 33 words Silent her voice and vacant her chair, Sweet are the memories that linger there. We miss her and mourn her in silence unseen. And live in the memory of joys that have been. 39. 40 words We do not forget her, we love her too dearly for her memory to fade. From our lives like a dream. Our lips need not speak when our hearts mourn sincerely, for grief often dwells where it seldom is seen.

34. 10 words As time unfolds another year, memories keep her ever near. 35. 29 words I had a Mom with a heart of gold, who was more to me than wealth untold; without farewell she fell asleep with only memories for me to keep.

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Mother or Sister

30. 70 words Mother, where are you now? For you abandoned us Four years ago I wonder What you are doing Oh how I wonder Do you have a new life now trying deeper to bury the old? The past is so precious The present is so bold


Mother or Sister

43. 43 words Just as she was, she will always stay, loved and remembered everyday. Her loving smile, her gentle face, no one can fill her vacant space. Treasure her, God, in Your garden of rest, for in her world she was one of the best. 44. 171 words Mother we miss you since you went away, the touch of your hand and your lovable way. We can only remember those wonderful years, you were with us sharing our laughter and tears. We remember the brook that you loved so well and the pathways we walked when the autumn leaves fell. The way you loved the sunset glow, and moonlight flooding the earth below. Your friendliness and words of cheer, the way you called everyone dear. That awful day when the message came, we bowed our heads and kept whispering your name. We couldn’t believe that it was true, it was so hard to part with you. Then we remembered that once you said, “They are asleep, they are not dead.” What a comforting thing to lift your eyes, and know God is there, beyond the skies. That when our journey here is through, we will meet our loved ones beyond the blue. And so we thank God for the little while, we knew Mother’s love and her angel smile.

41. 139 words Dear Mother Mom, it’s been thirty years since you left us, March 23, 1963, goodbyes left unspoken. It seems like only yesterday, yet still we need to cry and in our hearts we still mourn the loss of the one we loved so well. For memory keeps her ever near us, though she died thirty years ago. We lost someone with a heart of gold, who was more to us than wealth untold. Without farewell she fell asleep, with only memories for us to keep. We have lost, but God has gained, one of the best the world contained. In the grave and softly sleeping, for the flowers gently weave, lies the one we loved so dearly and the one we could not save. Treasure her Lord in your garden of rest, for when on earth she was the best.

45. 103 words She was gentle and quiet in manner, She was gracious and kind and true... She was willing and always ready Far more than her part to do. Her sympathy given to others, So honest, so heartfelt, so real, Was comforting, soothing and cheering, Was something one really could feel. And through all of her years of good doing, Though sacrifice played a great part, She unsparingly gave to those ‘round her, The love that was stored in her heart. Her sweet loving service to others, Though unwritten, unsung and untold... Yet blessed her own life through the giving, With riches and grace manifold.

42. 84 words The Rose Beyond the Wall A rose once grew where all could see; sheltered beside a garden wall; And, as the days passed swiftly by; it spread its branches, straight and tall. One day, a beam of light shone through a crevice that had opened wide The rose bent gently towards its warmth then passed beyond to the other side. Now, you who deeply feel her loss, be comforted - the rose blooms there Its beauty even greater now, nurtured by God’s own loving care.

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Mother or Sister

40. 85 words Even though you may not be here, to us you always seem near. Many times we think of you and wish you were here. Not a day goes by when you aren’t in our thoughts. Just to see your friendly smile and hear your happy laugh. What we wouldn’t give to have you back, to say one last time “We love you grandma.” So treasure her dear God and hold her near till we meet again. For here on earth she was our best friend.


Mother or Sister

49. 154 words Another year has passed My mother, my friend, so long ago I felt your touch, A hug, a kiss hello. I long to hear your voice, To feel your touch of kindness To sit and talk and laugh awhile I no longer have you here to say, I love you mom. You gave me life, you gave me joy You taught me how to love, to live. I smile and see your loving face, I still remember your smile Your laughter, your song of life. You left me twenty years ago, You left me memories to unfold I hold onto them as you once held me. When the Lord said Frances, it’s time to go He touched my heart and gave me hope Hold tight my child, till morning light Be good, be kind as this friend of mine One day you too shall walk with me. I remember Mom, I always love you.

47. 194 words She is Sleeping She is sleeping, calmly sleeping, In a new-made grave today. We are weeping, sadly weeping, For the darling gone away. One by one the gentle Shepherd Gathers lambs from every fold, Folds them to His loving bosom With a tenderness untold. She is singing, sweetly singing, In the paradise above, Where celestial courts are ringing, With the melody of love. One by one the Lord will call us, As our labour here is done, And then as we cross the river, We may meet her one by one. Although we don’t understand, Blessed Lord, “Thy Will Be Done.”

50. 46 words _____­­­­­­______‘s life is a beautiful memory Her death is a silent grief, She sleeps in God’s beautiful garden In sunshine of perfect peace. We miss her, oh how well, But realize God knew best, He let us have her sixteen years Then gently bade her rest.

48. 94 words She had a loving nature and a heart as pure as gold. She always had a smiling face and a story to be told. A wonderful sense of humour and a twinkle in her eye. A helping hand in time of need on that you could rely. Maybe we can’t touch her hand or see her smiling face. And maybe we can’t hear her voice or fell her warm embrace. But something we will always have tucked safely in our hearts Our love for her, her love for us, will never let us part.

51. 52 words Remember her with a smile today, She was not one for tears Reflect instead on memories Of all the happy years. Remember the good times she shared with us. Her strength, the way she laughed, her eyes of blue, So much of her that never died, she left for all of you. 52. 35 words Sadly missed by husband _____ whose best friend she was; by ___________ and __________ to whom she was a good friend and mother; and all others who knew and loved her for the wonderful person she was.

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Mother or Sister

46. 56 words When a mother breathes her last farewell The loss means more than words can tell Our home seems quite another place Without the smile of mother’s face We saw her suffer, heard her sigh We could do nothing but sit close by We have lost but Heaven has gained One of the best the world contained.


Wife or Daughter

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Wife or Daughter

Wife or Daughter


Wife or Daughter

54. 26 words Just when your life was brightest, Just when your years were best You were called from this world of sorrow To a home of eternal rest.

61. 51 words God knew that she was suffering That the hills were hard to climb, So He closed her weary eyelids And whispered “Peace be thine.” Away in the beautiful hills of God, By the valley of rest so fair, Some day, we know not when, We will meet our loved one there.

55. 30 words Her loving face I hope to see again, Though the days have passed away; Sleep on dear wife, and take your rest They miss you most who loved you best.

62. 23 words The world changes year to year, And friends from day to day. But never will the one I love From memory pass away.

56. 29 words My lips cannot tell how I miss her, My heart cannot tell what to say; God alone knows how I miss her In a home that is lonesome today.

63. 37 words Your last parting wish We would like to have heard, And breathed in your ear Our last parting word. Only those who have lost Are able to tell The pain in the heart At not saying farewell.

57. 26 words Sad are the hearts of her parents, Yet brave as she’d want us to be, Consoled by the thought of meeting On the shore of eternity.

64. 22 words Nor clasp your hand (Name) dear, Your face we cannot see; But let this little token Tell that we still remember thee.

58. 26 words I have lost my soul’s companion, A life linked with my own; And day by day I miss her more, As I walk through life alone.

65. 28 words Three years since the sad day The one I loved was called away; God took her home, it was His will, But in my heart she liveth still.

59. 40 words We can spare her, loving Saviour, For we know Thou guardest well All who with the ransomed dwell Grant that we, and Thy loved ones, Whom by faith we still can see, May, as life’s great moving dawns Follow Thee.

66. 55 words Often a leaf blown by the wind Falls on the ocean and sinks below. ‘Tis never lost; where’er fate blow, The imprint of its touch stays behind. And so with life, what’er its kind, It shapes a place, ‘tis destined so, If in peace or turmoil it should go, Its influence lives, as ‘twas destined.

60. 29 words The depths of sorrow we cannot tell, Of the loss of one we loved so well, And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep Her memory we shall always keep.

67. 23 words From our happy home and circle God has taken one we love; Borne away from sin and sorrow To a better home above. ­

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Wife or Daughter

53. 15 words God took her home, it was His will, But in our hearts, she liveth still.


Father or Brother

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Father or Brother

Father or Brother


Father or Brother

75. 28 words Farewell, dear father, thy work is o’er, Thy willing hands will toil no more, A loving father, kind and true, No one on earth we’ll find like you.

69. 30 words Loving and kind in all his ways, Upright and just to the end of his days, Sincere and kind in heart and mind, What a beautiful memory he left behind.

76. 23 words Silently the angels took daddy Into the mansion above. There shall he rest from earth’s toll Safe in the arms of God’s love.

70. 26 words The rolling stream of life rolls on, But still the vacant chair Recalls the love, the voice, the smile Of the one who once sat there.

77. 48 words Death is a going home. It is a door into the larger life and into the greater glory, where the wounded of life are healed and the tears of life are dried, and broken hearts are mended with the balm of Gilead, given by the Great Physician there.

71. 54 words The blow was great, the shock severe, We little thought the end was near, And only those who have lost can tell The pain of parting without farewell. More each day we miss you, father, Friends may think the wound is healed, But they little know the sorrow That lies within our hearts concealed.

78. 28 words There is a face that haunts us ever, And a voice which brought us cheer; And a smile we’ll forever remember When in silence we dry every tear. 79. 23 words I think of him in silence, His name I oft recall There is nothing left to answer But his picture on the wall.

72. 48 words His smiling way and pleasant face Are a pleasure to recall; He had a kindly word for each And died beloved by all. Some day we hope to meet him, Some day we know not when, To clasp his hand in the better land, Never to part again.

80. 14 words We cannot Lord, Thy purpose see, But all is well that’s done by Thee. 81 53 words God took him home, it was His will, But in our hearts we love him still; His memory is as dear today As in the hour he passed away. We often sit and think of him When we are all alone, For memory is the only friend That grief can call its own.

73. 25 words Calm and peaceful he is sleeping, Sweetest rest that follows pain; We who loved him sadly miss him, But trust in God to meet again. 74. 24 words We often think of days gone by, When we were all together; A shadow o’er our lives has cast, Our loved one’s gone forever.

82. 35 words Unseen he is always near, still loved still missed and very dear. Just as he was, he will always be, treasured forever in our memory.

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Father or Brother

68. 28 words ‘Tis well he will suffer no more In the loved land of the blest, Pain fled as he tred heaven’s shore; It left him at peace and rest.


Father or Brother

88. 69 words You should have been there to give me away, Dad, how we missed you on our Wedding Day. I married a man so special and dear a great deal like you.... or that’s what I hear. Before you passed on, I feel your spirit was with us As we formed our bond. We were wed on our bikes, exchanged eternal rings, just one thing missing... You on your Wing.

84. 28 words Deep in our hearts there is a picture, more precious than silver and gold. There is a picture of a dear brother, whose memories will never grow old. 85. 33 words Memory drifts to scenes long past. Time rolls on but memories last. Sunshine passes, shadows fall. Love’s remembrance outlasts all. His memory is as dear today, as in the hour he passed away.

89. 24 words Father, you are not forgotten, though on earth you are no more. Still in memory you are with us, as you always were before.

86. 71 words It’s not the tears I shed at the time, that tell of heart that is broken. It’s the lonesome tears of the after years, when a loved one’s name is spoken. Softly, the leaves of memory fall, sadly I stoop and gather them all. Unseen he is always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. Just as he was, he will always be, treasured forever in my memory.

90. 75 words I’ll lend you for a little while A child of mine, He said. For you to love the while he lives, and mourn for when he’s dead. It may be six or seven months, Or even less than three, But will you ‘til I call him back, Take care of him for me. He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, And should his stay be brief, You’ll have lovely memories, As solace for your grief.

87. 53 words We know that he is happy in our Saviour’s home above. Growing fairer as he lingers in the sunshine of His love, Nothing but memories, as we journey on. Longing for his face and smiles that are gone. God took him home, it was His will, But in our hearts he liveth still.

91. 100 words The love that we shared and the years spent together, these are the things that we’ll always treasure. Through joy and laughter, sorrow and tears, our love grew and strengthened throughout the years. You were a wonderful husband, father and friend and you served your community right to the end. Your faith in God no one can deny and on His promises we now rely. We have the assurance we know that it’s true, you are in the mansion He has prepared for you. And we wait for the day, only God knows when, we shall all be united again.

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Father or Brother

83. 26 words Softly the leaves of memory fall, sadly we stoop and gather them all. Just as he was, he will always be, treasured forever in our memory.


Father or Brother

96. 130 words As your shell is gone, your soul is free to soar the graces of Heaven. I know you are watching me, but I too am watching you. You’re always there. In the traces of my mind, I see you. In a photo, I follow through the years of past, but in the present I see you in my brothers and sister. Each of us carry traits of you. _______is filled with quiet strength and many hours put at the rink with his boys. _______full of an enduring, serene sovereignty. _______hardworking, full of drive, providing for her children. _______who takes pride in his work, building, fixing, constructing and creating. Yes, Dad, you are always in the traces of my mind. For I can still see you today.

93. 66 words A year ago we lost someone and had to say goodbye, It seems like only yesterday, yet still we need to cry. The memories are crystal clear, just like a looking glass, And in our hearts those memories will forever, always last. We sadly miss you Dad, we know you miss us too, And every time it rains on us, we know they’re tears from you.

97. 70 words May the winds of love blow softly, on a quiet peaceful spot, Where our dearest father is sleeping and will never be forgot. We think of him in silence, no eyes can see us weep, But still within our aching hearts, his memory we will keep. They say time heals all sorrow and helps us to forget, But time so far has only proven how much we miss him yet.

94. 42 words Resting where no shadows fall, in peaceful sleep he awaits us all. God will link the broken chain, when one by one, we meet again. Life must go on, we know it’s true, but it’s not the same since we lost you.

98. 43 words That life which showed me so much love, The voice -The Golden Tenor - reposes- forever silent. Perhaps he who laughed so easily, Who loved life and lived it with so much gusto, At this very moment has audience with King of Kings.

95. 41 words Please keep Your arms around him, Lord, And give him special care. Make up for all he suffered, and all that seemed unfair. Treasure him there in Your garden of rest, For here on earth he was one of the best.

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Father or Brother

92. 179 words A heart of gold stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. You have indeed left us a precious legacy, Dad, of countless treasured memories of love, laughter and happy times we shared with you. You have taught us to live each day as it comes, and to do our best, no matter how small the task. Your knowledge of so many things, you have passed on to us. The leaves and the flowers may wilt, the golden sun may set, But the hearts who loved you dearly are the ones who won’t forget. Dad, there will always be a heartache and a silent tear, Whenever the family gathers and you are not there. But always the precious memories of the days when you were here, We hold you close within our hearts, and there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our life until we meet again. Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday, But missing you is a heartache that never goes away.


Father or Brother

103. 12 words He labored hard for those he loved. Then he left us to remember. 104. 17 words He left us quietly, his thoughts unknown but left us a memory we are proud to own. 105. 48 words In a little country graveyard, where the gentle breezes blow, lies the one we loved so dearly, that we lost one year ago. Time goes on with many changes, joys and sorrows, smiles and tears, but his memory will be cherished with the passing of the years.

100. 51 words The day I found out dad died, I was mad inside. Why my Dad? I asked this then and still do now. Understanding something like this Is not easy for my sister and I. But mom keeps us strong and forgiving. The memories grow more distant But your love remains near.

106. 68 words In life you have one father, he’s loving, wise and true. No other man in all the world, will be as kind to you. For all his tender kindness, he’ll ask nothing in return. If all the world deserted me, it’s to him that I could turn. For those still with their father, treasure him with care. For you’ll never know his value, till he’s no longer there.

101. 61 words Even though you may not be here, to us you always seem so near. The tears in our eyes we can wipe away, but the ache in our hearts will always stay. Your memories are precious treasures of love, you are now taken care of from up above. So until we meet again, dear Dad, you were the best anyone had.

107. 78 words I do not need a special day to bring you to mind. There’s nothing so treasured, there’s nothing so rare as the love a father and daughter share. If I had one wish today, and knew it could come true, I’d telephone Heaven, Dad, and ask to speak to you. So, Lord, if there are roses in Heaven, please place them in my Dad’s arms, and tell him that I care.

102. 67 words We remember a special husband, dad and grampa, who was so proud of his home and family. Because of ­­________’s loss, our own small world will never be the same. All our hearts are filled with love when people speak his name. But though his face may not be seen among us here today, His love is felt in all our hearts, he changed along the way.

108. 20 words As long as we live, we will always be glad, that we were your daughters and you were our Dad.

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Father or Brother

99. 71 words He bade no one his last farewell, He said goodbye to none. The heavenly gates were opened, A loving Voice said “Come” I often sit and think of you, The things you used to say; I wonder why you had to die Without a chance to say goodbye. Though out of sight, you’re ever Still missed, loved, still mine; You will live with me in memory Until the end of time.


Father or Brother

112. 21 words Always there for all of us while he was here, Always in our hearts and memories now that he is not. 113. 18 words The pearly gates were opened, a gentle voice said, “Come.” And with farewells unspoken, he gently entered Home. 114. 26 words His weary hours and days of pain, his troubled nights are past; And in my aching heart I know, he has found sweet rest at last. 115. 42 words We lost someone with a heart of gold, who was more to us than wealth untold. Without farewell he fell asleep, with only memories for us to keep. We have lost but God has gained, one of the best the world contained.

110. 48 words Dear Lord, beside you is my brother Please, look after him, like no other. His beautiful eyes of blue, shine only now for you. Lord, I miss him so much. Things like hugs and such. Take good care of him for me until together again, we can be.

116. 51 words We are sad within our memory Lonely are our hearts today For the one we loved so dearly Has forever been called away. Deep in our hearts lies a picture Of a loved one laid to rest, In memory’s frame we shall Keep him for he was one of the best.

111. 94 words In a quiet country graveyard, where the gentle breezes blow, lies the one we love so dearly, whom we lost two years ago. They say time heals all sorrow, and helps one to forget, but the time has only proven, Dad, how much we love and miss you yet. If years could build a stairway, and heartaches make a lane, we would walk a path to heaven and bring you home again. Our family chain was broken, and nothing is the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

117. 30 words Loving and kind in all his ways. Upright and just to the end of his days. Sincere and kind in hear and mind. What a beautiful memory you left behind. 118. 39 words He had a cheery smile, a pleasant way, A helping hand to all he knew; He was so kind, so generous and true; On earth he nobly did his best, Grant him, Jesus, heavenly rest. Until we meet again.

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Father or Brother

109. 131 words What we would give if we could say “Hello” in the same old way. To hear your voice, to see your smile, to sit with you and talk awhile. He lived his life for those he loved, he played life’s battles square. No matter when we needed him, we always found him there. A million times we cried, If love could have saved you, you never would have died. Things we feel most deeply are the hardest things to say. We all love you in a very special way. If we could have one lifetime wish, one dream that could come true, we would pray to God with all our hearts for you to be here today. It broke our hearts to lose you, for part of us went with you.


Father or Brother

123. 73 words Nothing can dim your handsome face Nor the memory of your smile The wonderful things you said and did That made our lives worthwhile. We will never forget those precious years The ones we spent with you Friendship and joy you generously gave To everyone you knew. Since you were taken away from us We long to let you know How proud we are that you were ours And that we miss you so.

120. 56 words Fond are the ties that are broken. Dear is the one that is gone. In memory we shall keep him, as long as the years roll on. As we loved him, so we miss him, in our memory he is dear. Loved, remembered and longed for always bringing many a silent tear. In silence we remember.

124. 68 words One lonely year has passed Since that dark and saddened day Another family member taken When you were called away Even if we could have had A chance to say goodbye, It would not have eased the parting, Nor kept the tears from my eyes. So God, if there are letters Delivered up above Give this to _______ and tell him It is sent with all my love.

121. 127 words You tried so hard to stay with us, your spirit did not bend, You faced your illness with courage, until the very end. It broke our hearts to lose you Dad, but you never went alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you Home. Your place on earth no one can fill, we miss you Dad, and always will. As long as we live, we will always be glad, that we were your daughters and you were our Dad. Lord, if there are roses in heaven above, please put them in our Dad’s arms, with love. For those of you who have a Dad, love him while you may. For how we wish with all our hearts that we had ours today.

125. 30 words We miss his love and cheery ways With him we spent our happiest days In memory we see him the same As long as we live, we’ll cherish his name. 126. 73 words Beside your grave I often stand With heart both crushed and sore Silent ‘till the sweet words come Not lost, but gone before. God knows how much I miss him He counts the tears I shed And whispers he only sleeps Your loved one is not dead So I’ll be brave, dear ­_______ And pray to God each day And when he calls me home to you Your smile will guide the way.

122. 55 words At night the silent stars look down On a grave not far away Where sleeps a dad, we can’t forget And one we could not save. The dearest dad the world could hold The cheeriest smile and heart of gold. For those who knew him all will know How much we lost one year ago.

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119. 52 words Please, God, forgive a silent tear, a fervent wish our dad was here. There are others, yes, we know. But he was ours and we loved him so. Dear God, take a message to our father in heaven above. Tell him how much we miss him, and give him all our love.


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132. 20 words Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear; Fond memories linger every day, Remembrances keeps him near. 133. 47 words We often sit and think of him when we are all alone, For memory is the only friend that grief can call its own. Like ivy on the withered oak, when all other things decay, Our love for him will still keep green and never fade away.

128. 52 words Dad, the hardest thing in life to bear, Is to want you Dad, and you’re not there With a broken heart I whisper low, I miss you Dad, I love you so As long as I live I will always be glad That I was your daughter and you were my Dad.

134. 24 words He suffered much he earned his rest, The Lord called him for He knew best. May his reward be as great as his sacrifice. 135. 99 words The year has passed so quickly Since you entered Heaven’s door They say time will heal everything But we even miss you more We felt so helpless As we watched you slowly fade away, But we will always admire the strength And fight you gave to stay. You were a very special man And we’re proud to wear your name Tears we shed will wipe away But the ache in our hearts will always stay. We know we can’t bring you back We know you’re really gone But we can’t explain the loneliness As we try to carry on.

129. 28 words ‘This well he will suffer no more In the loved land of the blest, Pain fled as he trod heaven’s shore; It left him at peace and rest. 130. 46 words Things I feel most deeply Are the hardest things to say, Dearest Daddy, I loved you In a very special way, If I could have one lifetime wish One dream that could come true I’d pray to God with all my heart, For yesterday, and you. 131. 36 words He left me quietly, His thought unknown, But left me a memory I am proud to own; So treasure him Lord, In Your garden of rest; For when on earth, He was one of the best.

136. 47 words We loved him for his thoughtfulness, his kind and gentle ways. We loved him for the things he did, without a word of praise. He suffered patiently; his hope was bright, his faith stayed strong. The happy years we shared are memories we’ll treasure all life long.

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127. 69 words Remembering him with a smile today, He was not one for tears, Reflect instead on memories of all the happy years. The smile he brought, the way he spoke, and all the things he said, His courage, strength, the way he lived, Remember that instead. All the love he gave us, His eyes that shone with laughter, So much of him has never died, But lives on ever after.


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145. 34 words Yes, we all live to God! Father, Thy chastening rod Help us to bear. That in the spirit land, Meeting at Thy right hand, ‘Twill be our Heaven to find that He is there!

138. 23 words I dream of you, dear loved one, And see your smiling face, And know that you are happy In our Father’s chosen place.

146. 17 words And with the morn Those angel faces smile Which I have loved Long since and lost awhile.

139. 31 words The garment of his soul passed away, The spirit and the love light stay; The echo of his voice, his smile, Just as if they were with us All the while.

147. 50 words Those whom we love go out of sight, But never out of mind; They are cherished in the hearts Of those they leave behind. Leaving and kind in all his ways, Upright and just in all his days; Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories he left behind.

140. 24 words Just a thought of sweet remembrance, Just a memory sad and true, Just the love and sweet devotion, Of one who thinks of you. 141. 41 words Fondly loved and deeply mourned, Heart of my heart, I miss you so; Often my darling my tears will flow; Dimming your picture where’er I go; ‘Tis sad but true, I will abide Until some day we’ll be side by side.

148. 24 words We often sit and think of him When we are all alone, For memory is the only thing That grief can call its own. 149. 10 words Sunshine fades and shadows fall, But sweet remembrance outlasts all.

142. 26 words The one I loved has gone in rest, His fond true heart is still, The hand that always helped me Now lies in death’s cold chill.

150. 41 words Alone but never quite alone, I face an empty chair, But sometimes in the silence I imagine he is there. My companion for so many years, no longer here with me. And yet in some mysterious way, he keeps me company.

143. 20 words Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near. 144. 13 words A faithful husband, one of the best, May God grant him eternal rest.

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137. 27 words What would I give to clasp his hand, His happy face to see, To hear his voice and see his smile, That meant so much to me.


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155. 94 words I’d like to write a poem In memory of my son, but every time I try to write the words don’t seem to come. There’s no way to articulate a pain that is so real, and how could I put down in words the depth of loss I feel? There is no way of saying how much I miss his smile, and what word rhymes with emptiness, or broken heart or child? I haven’t got a single word that ever could convey, how much I miss my precious son on each and every day. 156. 57 words Though tears in my eyes do not glisten, And my face is not always sad, There is never a night or morning But I think of the husband I had. Not a day do I forget you In my heart you are always here, For I loved you and miss you As it ends the second year.

152. 61 words Memories of someone who meant so much, with his gentle smile and loving touch. The stories and laughter he left behind are forever in our hearts, forever in our minds. A son like you cannot be replaced, when we close our eyes we still see your face. You left us with a special glow that helps us feel warm when thoughts are low. We’ve missed you now for ten long years, but you are still in our hearts and very dear. 153. 26 words He walks with us down quiet paths and speaks in wind and rain. A dear little grandson - ______ is his name Brings him back to us again. 154. 15 words Killed so suddenly ___ years ago, aged _____ Loved and proudly remembered, God bless you son.

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151. 168 words Honey, you were someone I could talk to, that no other can replace. You were someone I could laugh with, till the tears rolled down my face. You were someone I thought more of as each day came to an end. Although you were my husband, honey, first you were my friend. I remember the day I met you and the day God made you mine. I remember the day I lost you and I will till the end of time. They say time heals all sorrow and helps us to forget. But time has only proven how much I miss you yet. My heart still aches with sadness, the loss just seems to grow. Now I sadly walk the road alone, instead of by your side. But to all there comes a moment, when the day of life divides. So I’ll hold you close within my heart and there you will remain. To walk with me throughout my life until we meet again. Honey, I miss you.


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167. 10 words Gone to join the angels, peaceful, Evermore my darling sleeps. 168. 32 words It is your birthday, baby dear, Mother can’t forget. Loving Shepherd of Thy sheep, Keep my babe, in safety keep. Nothing can Thy power withstand, None can pluck him from Thy hand.

158. 21 words Safe in the arms of Jesus, Safe on his loving breast, There by his love o’ershaded Sweetly thy soul shall rest. 159. 14 words Sweet little flower of heavenly birth, She was too fair to bloom on earth.

169. 23 words When the dewy light was fading And the sky in beauty smiled, The angels came into our garden And picked our sweetest flower.

160. 27 words He was a flower too great for earth, Sent here but for a while; God, for a moment, gave him birth, And took him with a smile.

170. 27 words Another sweet flower has withered, A gem from the casket set free, A lamb in the fold of the Shepherd, Who said, “Let them come unto Me.”

161. 24 words Darling child, along life’s way, We miss you more each day, Your grave a shrine, death a shroud Of sorrow in our hearts endowed. 162. 24 words This memory of his dear wee ways Will linger with us all our days. Sweetest flower, too sweet to stay, God took him away. 163. 24 words Day by day our thoughts do wander To the grave not far away, Where they laid our dear son Just one year ago today. 164. 11 words Borne away from sin and sorrow To a better home above. 165. 7 words Suffer little children to come unto Me. 166. 21 words Take her in Thine arms, dear Lord, And ever let her be A messenger of love Between our hearts and Thee.

171. 23 words Gone from the earth so swiftly, Just like a flower in bloom, So young, so fair, so loving, Yet called away so soon. 172. 140 words Oh, very young What will you leave us this time. You were only dancing on this earth for a short while, And though your dreams may toss and turn you now, They will vanish away like your dad’s best jeans Faded up to the sky. And though you wanted them to last forever, You know they never will. And the memories make the goodbyes harder still. There will never be a better chance to change your mind. And if you want this world to see a better day Will you carry the word of love with you. Will we ride the great white burden together And though you want them to last forever, You know you never will. Goodbye makes a journey harder still. You are free just like the ducks that fly. The deer that run wild And the fish that swim. We all miss you so very much.

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157. 23 words Two little hands are resting A loving heart is still, A little son we loved is waiting For us just over the hill.


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174. 100 words And although I have gone, while you’re still here... Know that I live on, vibrating to a different measure Behind a veil you cannot see through You will not see me, so you must have faith. I wait for the time when we can soar together again Both aware of each other. Until then, live your life to its fullest And when you need me Just whisper my name in your heart... I will be there. _____, everyday, we miss you and the joy you brought to us and to the lives of all your family and friends. Love remembers love, Mom, Dad and _______. 175. 24 words This memory of his dear wee ways Will linger with us all our days Sweetest flower, too sweet to stay, God took him away.

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173. 69 words Six years ago you left us, the memory still so strong, of cradling you so tenderly and singing sweet baby songs. We never wanted to put you down, we often wondered why, Somehow could we have know we’d soon have to say goodbye? It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home.


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191. 14 words Always wonderful memories, often silent tears, Always a secret longing, wishing you were here. 192. 14 words Now at rest and free of pain, we await the day we’ll meet again.

184. 23 words We never lose the ones we love, for even though they’re gone Within the hearts of those who care, their memory lingers on.

193. 12 words Every day you continue in our hearts. And our wonderful memories live on.

185. 39 words Never a day goes by that your name is not spoken, Your smile, laugh and all the good time we’ve had together, will never be forgotten. There was no time to say goodbye, but you’re always in our thoughts.

194. 50 words My thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill, In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still. I know you walk beside me, and when my life is through, I pray that God will take my hands and lead me straight to you.

186. 28 words No length of time can take away, our thoughts of you from day to day. You live with us in memory still, not just today, but always will.

195. 42 words Resting where no shadows fall, in peaceful sleep he awaits us all. God will link the broken chain, when one by one, we meet again. Life must go on, we know it’s true, but it’s not the same since we lost you.

187. 17 words Memories are a keepsake Treasured all life through Ours are very special Because they are of you.

196. 30 words Beautiful memories are wonderful things, They last ‘til the longest day. They never wear out, They never get lost, And can never be taken away. Your memory will always last.

188. 22 words Gone from us, but leaving memories death can never take away Memories that will always linger, while upon this earth we stay. 189. 12 words There is a link death cannot sever, love and remembrance lasts forever.

197. 26 words Death is a heartache no one can heal, memories are treasures no one can steal. Silent thoughts of time together, hold memories that will last forever.

190. 23 words Your memory is in our keepsake, with that we’ll never part. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts.

198. 24 words A golden heart stopped beating, two hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

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183. 23 words Within our hearts we hold you close and there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again. We miss you.


Friend or Kin

204. 114 words There will always be a heartache and many a silent tear, But always the precious memory of the days when you were here. You never failed to do your best, your heart was true and tender, You lived your life for those you loved, remember. We hold you close within our hearts, and there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, until we meet again. Remembering you is easy, we do it every day, But missing you is a heartache that never goes away. There comes a time for all of us, when we must say goodbye, But memories of those we love, live on and never die.

200. 9 words Forever in our hearts, and always in our memories. 201. 47 words We did not have the time to say goodbye the day you were called away, Still it’s hard to believe it was a year ago today. Your precious life came to a tragic end, And for us who love and miss you, our hearts will never mend.

205. 96 words There will always be a heartache and many a silent tear, But always the precious memory of the days when you were here. You never failed to do your best, your heart was true and tender, You lived your life for those you loved and those you loved remember. A golden heart stopped beating, two working hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain. To walk with us throughout our lives, until we meet again.

202. 75 words This month comes with a sad regret, brings back a day we will never forget. The blow was great, the shock severe, we never thought the end was near. And only those who have lost can tell, the pain of parting without farewell. No one knows the grief we bear when the family meets and you’re not there. You left so suddenly, your thoughts unknown, But you left us memories we are proud to own. 203. 69 words Little we knew when we woke that morn, the sorrow the day would bring, The call was sudden, the shock severe, to part with one we loved so dear. She/He didn’t have time to say farewell, Nor us to say goodbye, You had gone before we realized, and only God knows why. You seemed to smile and say “Don’t cry, I’m only sleeping. We’ll be together again someday”.

206. 43 words Gone are the days we used to share, But in our hearts you are always there, The gates of memory will never close, We miss you more than anyone knows, With tender love and deep regret, We who love you will never forget. 207. 27 words Loved and remembered everyday, missed much more than words can say. When thoughts go back as they often do, we treasure the memories we have of you.

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199. 98 words A year has passed since you were taken away, Our hearts still ache when we remember that day. There is nothing that we would not give, If only you had your life back to live. Not a day goes by that we don’t remember you, in our hearts and in all that we do. Forever known by your friendly smile, Helping others was always your style. So fondly thought of by all that you knew, Few are regarded as highly as you. Words can’t express the loss that we bear, But we’re thankful you’re resting in God’s loving care.


Friend or Kin

214. 173 words Safely Home I am home in Heaven dear ones Oh so happy and so bright There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over Every restless tossing past I am now at peace forever Safely home in Heaven at last. Did you wonder, I so calmly Trod the valley of the shade? Oh, but Jesus’ love illumined Every dark and fearful glade. And He came Himself to meet me In that way so hard to tread And with Jesus’ arm to lean on Could I have one doubt or dread? Then you must not grieve so sorely For I love you dearly still! Try to look beyond earth’s shadows Pray to trust our Father’s will There is work still waiting for you So you must not idly stand Do it now while life remaineth You shall rest in Jesus’ land. When that work is all completed He will gently call you Home Oh, the rapture of that meeting Oh, the joy to see you come.

209. 42 words Heaven’s gate did open, one year ago today, And with farewells left unspoken, you quietly slipped away. It’s lonely here without you, and we miss you more each day, For life is not the same for us since you were called away. 210. 26 words I know that you are in a better place now, But I miss you more than words can say. I hold you deep within my heart. 211. 28 words Do not cry for me So when you see a rainbow, When the storm has passed, You’ll know that I have painted it, With you within my heart.

215. 15 words Walking with me, Always by my side, My heavenly connection One day at a time.

212. 28 words No length of time can take away our thoughts of you from day to day. You live with us in memory still, not just today, but always will.

216. 20 words It’s been nine years since God called you home. A lot has changed. However, my love for you has grown.

213. 23 words We think of you in silence and often speak your name. Since the day you were called above, life hasn’t been the same.

217. 24 words It’s lonely here without you. We miss you more each day. For life is not the same to us since you were called away.

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208. 69 words God looked around His garden and found an empty space. He then looked down from Heaven and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, for He only takes the best. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, For part of us went with you, the day God called you Home.


Friend or Kin

220. 59 words Here I sit out at dawn, wonder why you have gone. I still think of you everyday and miss you deeply in every way. Held together by good times we had, but yet not having you here is so very sad. Time has passed and it’s still hard, there is a part of me that will always be scarred. 221. 76 words As time goes by, our thoughts are near, we wish somehow you still were here. But in our hearts and in our souls, our thoughts of you shall not grow cold. God’s plans for you came much too soon, but like the shining of the moon. Life comes and goes as we all know, we miss you ________, but God said go. Some day we know we’ll see you again, until that day, God bless, Amen. 222. 20 words Memory’s hand goes back two years today Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day.

219. 149 words “Although the knowledge that death is not final offers hope for the future, it does not ease the present longing and pain of further separation. A year has passed and the memories have become more clear and more precious. What greater thing can one accomplish in their life, than touching the lives of the people around them. Time can batter fortunes and monuments, but compassion, love and devotion remain true and unweathered. The greatest monument we can build in her memory, is to continue living, inspired by the principles that she demonstrated so well for us. Nor blame I death, because He bare the use of virtue out of earth. I know transplanted human worth will bloom to profit, other where. For this alone on death I wreak the wrath that garners in my heart. He put our lives so far apart, we cannot hear each other speak.”

223. 116 words We think of you in silence, we often speak your name, We feel again the bitter blow that never should have came. Each morning when we awake we know that you are gone. But no one knows the heartache as we try to carry on. Our hearts still ache in sadness and our secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. Our thought are always with you, your place no one can fill. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. They say that time heals everything, but we know it isn’t so. Because it hurts as much today as it did four years ago.

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218. 168 words Near shady wall a rose once grew, budded and blossomed in God’s free light. Watered and fed by morning dew, shedding its sweetness day and night. As it grew and blossomed fair and tall, slowly rising to loftier height. It came to a crevice in the wall through which there shone a beam of light. Onward it crept with added strength with never a thought of fear or pride, it followed the light through the crevice’s length and unfolded itself on the other side. The light, the dew, the broadening view were found the same as they were before, and it lost itself in beauties new, breathing its fragrance more and more. Shall claim of death cause us to grieve and make our courage faint and fall? Nay! Let us faith and hope receive the rose still grows beyond the wall, scattering fragrance far and wide just as it did in days of yore, just as it did on the other side just as it will forever more.


Friend or Kin

231. 113 words The moment that you left us, our hearts split in two, the one side filled with memories, the other side died with you. We think of you in silence, we always speak your name, for all we have are memories and your picture in a frame. They say there is a reason, they say that time will heal, but neither time nor reason, helps the emptiness we feel. For no one knows the heartache that lies behind the smile. No one knows how many times we’ve broken down and cried. We want to tell you something so there won’t be any doubt. You’re so wonderful to think of, but so hard to live without.

225. 21 words Only those who have lost, are able to tell, the pain in our hearts at saying farewell. Rest in peace, dear. 226. 23 words We hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain. To walk with us throughout our lives, until we meet again. 227. 38 words Memories are like strands of gold, they never tarnish or grow old. Today, tomorrow, our whole life through, we will always love and remember you. Too well loved to be forgotten. Always loved and alive in our hearts.

232. 51 words Another year has gone by since you left us. Even though you were taken from us too soon we try not to think of what we lost, But how fortunate we were to have someone like you in our lives for the time that we did. We think of you always.

228. 52 words The heaviest heart can be lightened And filled with comfort and cheer, the darkest day can be brightened when the love of a friend is near. And the road will never be lonely if we can say at the end, We walked the pathway together side by side with a wonderful friend.

233. 21 words As time unfolds another year, memories keep you ever near. Silent thoughts of time together, hold memories that will last forever.

229. 16 words Forever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

234. 74 words One precious to our hearts is gone The voice we loved is still. The place made vacant in our lives Can never more be filled. It’s lonely here without you And we miss you more each day For life is not the same for us Since you were called away. A few more steps along life’s road, Perhaps a few more years, Then by God’s grace we’ll meet again Beyond the vale of tears.

230. 55 words You suffered long in silence, you never once complained. Your thoughts were all for others, regardless of the pain. You taught us strength and courage to help us through those years, And most of all you taught us LOVE that lives on eternally. God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts.

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224. 29 words While at times we are overwhelmed by the pain of your absence, what keeps us going are warm and tender memories of you these are what we cherish most.


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238. 39 words But we can know that nothing that is loved is ever lost, and no one who has ever touched a heart can really pass away, because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they’ve been a part. 239. 38 words Though you have gone nine years today, We never cease to wonder why we never got to say goodbye. So many things were left unsaid, but in our hearts we hope you know how much we loved you.

236. 7 words Memories don’t fade, they just grow deep. 237. 215 words They say time heals all sorrow and helps us to forget But time has only proven how much we miss you yet. We often sit and wonder what you would say or do. When you look down and see the changes since God parted us from you The things we feel so deeply are the hardest things to say. But we, your family, love you in a very special way. If tears could build a staircase and heartache make a lane We would walk the path to Heaven and bring you back again. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one the chain will be linked again. One thousand years of life we shared The good times we had with you Fun-filled days of your crazy ways And the things you’d say and do. We’d have our sights on the stars Yet sometimes hit the moon We tried it all, but sometimes fall, We’d never quit too soon. And like a sudden thunderstorm That flashes in the night You left us here among our tears To continue on the fight. A thousand years of life we lived Most things we did explore The years we had, none were bad We could use a thousand more.

240. 100 words Your gentle face and patient smile with sadness we recall, You had a kindly word for each and died beloved by all. The voice is mute and stilled the heart that loved us well and true. Ah, bitter was the trial to part from one so good as you. You are not forgotten loved one, nor will you ever be, As long as life and memory last, we will remember thee. We miss you now, our hearts are sore, As time goes by we miss you more. Your loving smile, your gentle face, no one can fill your vacant place. 241. 49 words When evening shades are falling, And we sit in quiet alone, To our hearts there comes a longing If you only could come home. Friends may think we have forgotten, When at times they see us smile, But they little know the heartache Our smiles hide all the while. 242. 22 words O happy hours we once enjoyed, How sweet their memory still, But death has left a loneliness The world can never fill.

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235. 52 words No one knows how much I miss you, no one knows the bitter pain; I have suffered since I lost you, life will never be the same. In my heart your memory lingers, sweetly, tender, fond and true. There is not a day, dear ______, that I do not think of you.


Friend or Kin

250. 29 words It only takes a little space To write how much we miss you But it will take the rest of our lives To forget the day we lost you. 251. 99 words Safely Home I am home in Heaven dear ones O so happy and so bright There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light All the pain and grief is over Every restless tossing passed I am now at peace forever Safely home in Heaven at last There is work still waiting for you So must not idly stand Do it now while life remaineth You shall rest in God’s own land When that work is all completed He will gently call you home Oh, the rapture of that meeting Oh, the joy to see you come.

244. 24 words As autumn leaves turn crimson, And gently flutter away I remember the day you left me And how you fought so hard to stay. 245. 48 words We laughed with you and shared with you A world of special things We learned from you a special love that only caring brings. We know we cannot have you back to share this love with us. But memories of happy times will keep you close to us.

252. 59 words After the winter comes the spring To show us again in everything There’s always renewal divinely planned Follows perfectly the work of God’s hand. And just like the seasons that come and go When the flowers of spring lay buried in snow God sends to the heart in its winter of sadness A springtime awakening of hope and gladness.

246. 12 words Beautiful memories are treasured ever Of happy days when we were together. 247. 51 words Beautiful memories, Are wonderful things, They last till the longest day, They never wear out, They never get lost, And can never be given away. To some you may be forgotten To others a part of the past. But to me who loved and lost you Your memory will always last. 248. 27 words Wonderful memories woven in gold, This is a picture I tenderly hold. Deep in my heart, a memory is kept To love, to cherish, never to forget.

253. 32 words The years go by, but our memories never fade Of the joy you brought to us everyday. We miss your laughter, enthusiasm and smiling face You will always be in our hearts.

249. 11 words Silent memories true and tender, Just to show we still remember.

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243. 38 words Memories, light the corners of my mind Misty watered coloured memories Of the way we were. Scattered pictures of the smiles We left behind Smiles we gave to one another For the way we were. “Je me souviens”


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258. 37 words Sometimes an old-fashioned song Brings us a thought of you; Sometimes a flower as we pass along, Or a sky that is azure blue; Or a silver lining in the clouds When the sun is peeping through. 259. 27 words “Thy will be done,” is hard to say, When one we loved has passed away, Some day, perhaps, we’ll understand, When we meet in that better land.

255. 57 words So many things have happened, since you were called away, So many things to share with you, had you been left to stay. But God in His wisdom knew what was best, And took you home to eternal rest. Lord grant us peace as we travel life’s way. So we’re ready to meet you some sweet day.

260. 25 words Only a memory of bygone days And a sigh for a face unseen; A constant feeling that God alone Knows best what should have been.

256. 66 words Two years ago you went away, you left so suddenly! I miss you, “Bikin’ Buddy”, you meant so much to me. My memories are happy ones, you taught me to be strong. Though life can never be the same, with strength I’ll carry on. I’m learning how to live and laugh, it comes from deep inside, I’ll always love you, darling, may God with you abide. 257. 91 words A little step away To close the eye, to fall asleep To draw a labored breath, to find release from daily cares In what we know as death... Is this the crowning of a life, The aim or end thereof? The totaled sum of consciousness, The ripened fruit of love? It cannot be, for works of God Are wrought for nobler ends, And those away continue on In the hearts of kin and friends. It cannot be, for they live on A little step away. The soul, the everlasting life, Has found a better day...

261. 22 words However long our lives may last, Whatever lands we view, Whatever joy or grief be ours, We will always think of you. 262. 55 words When we think of you, we remember your smile. Your smile was a reflection of the way you were - gentle, thoughtful and kind. You were so giving of yourself, and Our lives were blessed for knowing you, and a part of us went with you when God called you home. 263. 25 words Never more than a thought away, still quietly remembered everyday. No need for words, except to say, still loved, still missed along life’s way. 264. 42 words Not water, miles or continents could ever break the ties. Each time it came to parting, it was never with goodbyes. In time, I’m sure we’ll meet again, when immortality transcends. For not even death can break the bond between two friends.

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254. 46 words Quietly remembered everyday, sadly missed along life’s way. No longer in our lives to share, but in our hearts you are always there. They say there is a reason, they say that time will heal. But neither time nor reason will change the way we feel.


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269. 136 words My life has changed so very much Since the day you passed away. I know you’re safe in heaven But, I miss you everyday. My thoughts and prayers are with you, And everyday since then I’ve been holding onto our memories Until we meet again. I know someday we’ll meet again In heaven up above. Again, we’ll share those special times Filled with warmth and love. Some days are such a struggle But, what keeps me on the mend Is the certainty of believing Some day we’ll meet again. Our memories bring such comfort I hold them oh, so close And our many conversations Are what I miss the most. I’m sure you know I love you so And the love and prayers I send will wrap around you like a hug. Until we meet again...

266. 50 words A year has gone by, we miss you so. The hugs, the smiles, the conversations, thoughts to share. Now we send our thoughts on high In hopes you’ll hear and know. You live on in each of us Your memories, your traits, Your love, your essence We love you so.

270. 24 words Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.

267. 43 words As children, we played and laughed and fought, never giving life a second thought. And through the years we grew apart, but always stayed close within our hearts. I hope someday we shall meet again, I miss you brother, I love you, friend. 268. 26 words You are quietly remembered everyday, and sadly missed along life’s way. Although not in my life to share, in my heart you are always there.

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271. 92 words Our lives go on without you But nothing is the same We have to hide our heartaches When someone speaks your name. Sad are our hearts that love you Silent the tears that fall Living our lives without you Is the hardest part of all. You did so many things for us Your heart was kind and true And when we needed someone We could always count on you. The special times will not return When we were all together But with the love within our hearts You will walk with us forever.

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265. 135 words If we could see beyond today As God can see, If all the clouds should roll away, The shadows flee; O’er present griefs we would not fret, Each sorrow we would soon forget, For many joys are waiting yet For you and me. If we could know beyond today As God doth know, Why dearest treasures pass away, And tears must flow; And why the darkness leads to light, Why dreary days will soon grow bright, Some day life’s wrong will be made right, Faith tells us so. If we could see, if we could know We often say, But God in love a veil doth throw Across our way. We cannot see what lies before, And so we cling to Him the more, He leads us till this life is o’er, Trust and obey.


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277. 41 words Heaven’s gate did open two years ago today, and with farewells unspoken, you quietly slipped away. It’s lonely here without you and we miss you more each day. For life is not the same for us since you were called away. 278. 31 words Time has gone by, but the wonderful memories of you stay with us all. Quietly we remember you everyday. Our silent thoughts of you will hold memories that will last forever. 279. 28 words Loving memories never die, as years roll on and days pass by. In our hearts a memory is kept of the one we loved and will never forget.

273. 22 words O happy hours we once enjoyed, How sweet their memory still, But death has left a loneliness The world can never fill.

280. 14 words Your presence we miss, your memory we treasure Loving you always, forgetting you never.

274. 111 words Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles; I’ve only gone to rest a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be. Because, I will remember you all and look on with a smile. Understand, in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.

281. 53 words You meant so very much to us That nothing we can say, can tell the sadness in our hearts as we think of you “today”. It doesn’t matter the day or year There are always memories... Always a tear... Memories don’t fade They just grow deep For someone we loved but couldn’t keep.

275. 23 words The years are passing quickly, So many things have changed, But our memories and our love for you, Will always stay the same.

282. 43 words No matter how we spend our days, no matter what we do, no morning dawns, no night returns, without a thought of you. Many a lonely heartache, often a silent tear. But always a beautiful memory of the one we loved so dear.

276. 28 words Two years ago today you left me with a legacy of love, strength and courage. Always loved, always in my heart. You are the wind beneath my wings.

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272. 96 words When I go out or stay with friends We’ve memories to share, the saddest time is going home And knowing you’re not there. I think of you with each new day In June or November, I wish that I could turn to you And say: “Do you remember?” We used to talk about the past And people we had know, The problems and the happiness And how the years had flown. So I will hold those memories And love’s undying ember, And though I may not hear your voice I’ll know, we both remember.


Friend or Kin

284. 12 words Although you are no longer with us, your memories will always be. 285. 17 words When our family gathers together, as you treasured so, Your loving spirit surrounds us, we all know. 286. 48 words We sit and think of you today, in oh so many different ways, We miss your laugh, we miss your smile, and all the times we used to talk awhile. We will always remember the happy times, that was your gentle way, There were also those sad times, our hearts were filled with pain. All these different memories is what life is about, This is what keeps you close to us as time passes on. Memories of you will live forever in all of our thoughts, That’s what helps us through this day and keeps you in our hearts.

288. 74 words We often lie awake at night, When the world is fast asleep, And take a walk down memory lane. With tears upon our cheeks, The happy years we had with you, Are worth their weight in gold, The joy and laughter that you gave. Are ours to have and hold. These special times will not return, When we are all together, But with the love within our hearts, You will walk with us forever. 289. 27 words A bouquet of pink roses, just for you. Sprinkled with teardrops, instead of dew. And in the centre, a Forget-Me-Not To let you know we haven’t forgot. 290. 74 words No morning dawns, no night returns that I don’t think of you. Those left behind are very dear, but none replaces you. Since you went first and I remained, one thing I’ll have you do. Walk slowly down that long path some day I will follow you. I want to know each step you take, so I may take the same. For someday down that lonely road, you will hear me call your name.

287. 149 words Should you go first and I remain To walk the road alone, I live in memory’s garden, dear, With happy days we’ve know. In spring I’ll wait for roses red, When faded the lilacs blue, In early fall when brown leaves fall, I’ll catch a glimpse of you. Should you go first and I remain, For battles to be fought. Each thing you’ve touched along the way Will be a hallowed spot. I’ll hear your voice, I’ll see your smile Tho’ blindly I may grope, The memory of your helping hand Will buoy me one with hope. Should you go first and I remain One thing I’ll have you do, Walk slowly down that long, long path For soon I’ll follow you. I want to know each step you take So I may take the same For some day down that lonely road, You’ll hear me call your name.

291. 45 words You left me here so suddenly, no time to say goodbye. Gone before I knew it, and God alone knows why. It broke my heart to lose you, you didn’t go alone. For part of me went with you, the day God called you Home. 292. 32 words Life goes on for those left behind, but peace of mind is hard to find. I loved you so, and always will. Your smile continues to haunt me still. Rest in peace.

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283. 9 words “Life goes on, but the memories remain.” Forever remembered.


Friend or Kin

298. 165 words To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me When I am gone, release me and let me go. You must not tie yourself to me with tears. Be thankful for our beautiful years. I gave you my love, you can only guess How much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, But it’s time I travel on alone. So grieve awhile for me if grieve you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It’s only for a time that we must part, So bless the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away, for Life goes on. So if you need me...call and I will come. Though you can’t see or touch me.....I’ll be near. And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear, All my love around you, soft and clear. Then when you must come this way alone... I’ll greet you with a smile and say WELCOME HOME.

294. 31 words Even though these thirty years have gone by, We often stop and cry. We know the tears won’t bring you back, but they soften up our hearts, wishing you were back. 295. 51 words “My spirit takes flight, I am fearless and free.” Like the mighty eagle you surged forward over turbulent seas. Your inner hope and triumph will always be emblazoned against the brilliant dawning sky. You left us a legacy of love, quiet concern and compassion for others. We are still a family.

299. 52 words Remembrance is a golden chain Death tries to break but all in vain To have, to love and then to part Is the greatest sorrow of one’s heart. The years may wipe out many things But this they wipe out never The memory of those happy days When we were all together.

296. 96 words I Have A Place in Heaven Please don’t sing sad songs for me, forget your grief and fears, for I am in a perfect place, away from pain and tears... I’m far away from hunger, and hurt and want and pride. I have a place in heaven, with the Master at my side. My life on earth was very good, as earthly lives can go. But paradise is so much more than anyone can know... My heart is filled with happiness, and sweet rejoicing too. To walk with God is perfect peace, a joy forever new.

300. 122 words Miss me, But Let Me Go When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me, I want no right in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little but not too long, And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love we once shared. Miss me, but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take And each must go alone. It’s all a part of The Master’s plan, A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, Go to the friends we know, And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.

297. 69 words Often a leaf is blown by the wind It falls onto the ocean and sinks below It is never lost; where ever fate blows The imprint of its touch stays behind. So with life, what ever its kind The impression of someone special Like you are that leaf that went apart So here we sit with thought of You here in our hearts.

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293. 10 words In our book of memories This page is turned gently.


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305. 24 words Just a thought of sweet remembrance, Just a memory sad and true, Just the love and sweet devotion Of one who thinks of you. 306. 8 words As we loved him, so we miss him. 307. 49 words When evening shades are falling, And we sit in quiet alone, To our hearts there comes a longing If she only could come home. Friends may think we have forgotten When at times they see us smile, But they little know the heartache Our smiles hide all the while.

302. 99 words Safely Home I am home in Heaven dear ones O so happy and so bright There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light All the pain and grief is over Every restless tossing passed I am now at peace forever Safely home in Heaven at last There is work still waiting for you So must not idly stand Do it now while life remaineth You shall rest in God’s own land When that work is all completed He will gently call you home Oh, the rapture of that meeting Oh, the joy to see you come.

308. 25 words Not now, but in the coming years, It may be in the better land, We’ll read the meaning of our tears And there we’ll understand. 309. 30 words We do not forget, nor do we intend, We think of you often, will to the end; Forgotten by some you may be, In our memory you will ever be. 310. 25 words He has solved life’s greatest problem, The deepest, the strangest, the last, And into the school of the angels With the answer forever has passed.

303. 28 words It is my joy in life to find At every turning of the read The strong arm of a comrade kind To help me onward with my lead.

311. 23 words We never lose the ones we love, for even though they’re gone, within the hearts of those who care, their memory lingers on.

304. 24 words Some day we hope to meet you, Some day, we know not when, We shall meet in a better land And never part again.

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301. 96 words Come dry your tears, smile again loved ones, I’m only a whisper away, Near, in the dusk of the evening, just out of sight to the day, Watching you wake and sleeping, hearing each prayer you say. Sending my love to surround you, I’m only a whisper away, Come, dry your tears, smile again, loved ones, Remember the good times we’ve known, Cherish the joy we discovered, love that was planted and grown, Your road may seem lonely ahead and distant horizons look grey, You won’t be walking alone, because I’m only a whisper away.


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315. 75 words MOM AND DAD May you always walk in sunshine and God’s love around you flow. For all the love you gave us, no one will ever know. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. A part of us went with you, the day God called you Home. A million times we’ve needed you, a million times we’ve cried. If love could have saved you, you never would have died.

313. 61 words It’s been five years since you’ve both been gone, But in our hearts your presence lives on. We are happy to have had you as mom and dad. But without you, our road is sometimes sad. Our hearts are full of your memories and sometimes our eyes with tears. As we often sit in reveries and remember you through the years.

316. 37 words Parents are precious, and so are their names, Without them to love, life is never the same But as long as we live we will always be glad And grateful to God for the parents we had.

314. 127 words Heaven’s gates did open, one year ago today. And with farewells left unspoken, you slipped away. Your suffering done in silence and your spirit did not bend. You faced your pain with courage until the very end. We think about you often and miss you more each day, for life is not the same since you were called away. Your resting place we visit and put flowers there with care. But no one knows the heartache, as we turn and leave you there. Life must go on, we know it’s true, but it’s not the same since we lost Dad and you. So, Lord, if there are roses in heaven please pick a bunch with care. Place them in their arms and tell them we still care.

317. 53 words Your love created precious memories, shared by all our families. To us you’ll always seem so near, even though you may not be here. And although time has moved along, our love for you is true and strong. For in our hearts we know we had a loving and special Mom and Dad.

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312. 48 words Gone, but not forgotten. What I wouldn’t give to go to the door after the door bell rang. And both of you standing there like so many times in the past. Family gatherings are always so incomplete without you being there. But your memories are with us always.

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